With over a decade of audio/visual electronic music event experience, IR BCN returns to Barcelona’s majestic Poble Espanyol for its fourth consecutive year, bringing with them a slew of today’s finest underground dance music representatives.
The venue, which was built in 1929 with the focus of showcasing the “ideal model” of an Iberan village, includes two areas: El Monasterio and Plaza Mayor, showing the harmony of Spanish architecture, bringing together all the characteristics of the peninsular village.
Kicking off with Maceo Plex’ renowned Ellum brand, El Monasatario will also see Danny Daze, Agents of Time, Gardens of God, Architectural, and a live performance from Convextion getting things started on 15 June. The next day, IR BCN teams up with Bloc to bring Carl Craig’s Detroit Love. As the name suggests, some of the Motor City’s finest musical ambassadors will be on hand, including Craig, Matthew Dear, Three Chairs, and Robert Hood’s Floorplan alias. On Friday, IR BCN teams up with People Like Us for a selection of special LIVE only sets, with a mouth watering lineup featuring RA’s top live act KiNK, as well as Guti, Schwarzmann (Âme & Henrik Schwarz), Premiesku, and Job Jobse with Moreon & Baffa. Finally, the weekend sees El Monasatrio welcome Icelandic DJ hero DJ Koze’s Pampa Records, with Robag Wruhme, Axel Boman, ADA, and a live performance from Isolée, while Sunday sees Nina Kraviz bring her трип family: Bjarki, Nikita Zabelin, Deniro, Maayan Nidam, and PTU.
Over the same weekend, the space’s Plaza Mayor will host two more simultaneous events, with FRRC and Mosaic joining the festivities on 18 & 19 June, respectively. Saturday sees Ricardo Villalobos, Cobblestone Jazz, Sonja Moonear, DeWalta & Shannon, Craig Richards, and Mirus, while Sunday sees a second IR BCN set from Maceo Plex, alongside Cocoon’s main man Sven Väth, a live performance from the wizardry Stephan Bodzin, with Roman Flügel rounding things out (oh…rumour has it there will also be a very SPECIAL GUEST stopping by at this one!)
As Each year, IR BCN curates an innovative and sophisticated program presenting emerging local and well-established International brands, maintaining Barcelona’s place as one of the top 5 avant-garde cities in dance music worldwide, with their massive 2016 edition no exception.
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